March 16 News Roundup | Russians planning cyberattack on Ukraine, volcano on Venus and more

March 16 News Roundup | Russians planning cyberattack on Ukraine, volcano on Venus and more

Read on for the latest news and updates from across the globe.

From evidence of a volcano on Venus to Russian hackers planning a cyberattack on Ukraine, check out all the news and updates of international significance.

Ravi Chaudhary voted assistant secretary of US Air Force

The US Senate has voted in favor of Ravi Chaudhary, making him the first Indian-origin assistant secretary of US Air Force. Chaudhary, who grew up as an immigrant in Minnesota, always dreamt of serving the United States air force as a pilot.

Bengaluru wins global award for tobacco control efforts

Bengaluru, along with four cities including Montevideo, Mexico City, Vancouver and Athens, have been lauded for their tobacco control by a global WHO initiative. Bengaluru tobacco control efforts have brought a reward of USD $150,000 to the silicon valley of India.

Eric Garcetti is the new US ambassador to India

After the US Senate considered a cloture motion, Eric Garcetti has been finalized as the new US Ambassador to India. The decision to elect Garcetti, who has previously served as the mayor of Los Angeles, has been lauded by US business leaders as welcome step for strengthening India-US ties.

Russian hackers planning cyberattack on Ukraine 

A report by Microsoft has claimed that Russian hackers are preparing for another cyberattack on Ukraine. The probable attacks, which will add to waves of cyberattacks conducted by Russia on Ukraine, will be an attempt to disrupt Ukraine's supply lines.

NASA scientists find evidence of volcano on Venus

Scientists at NASA recently discovered evidence of a volcano on Venus while observing archival pictures of the planet's surface which were taken decades back. The said satellite images were captured by the Magellan spacecraft back in the 1990s.

China to allow visitors from India only if they get Chinese jab

Lifting Covid curbs after claiming to have scored a 'decisive victory' against the outbreak, China will now be allowing Indian travelers to visit. But there's a catch as those traveling from India will have to take Chinese vaccine to do so, complicating things as India doesn't have any China-made vaccines.

Indian-American teen bags science talent search award in US

An Indian-American teen belonging from Michigan has bagged one of the most prestigious talent search awards in the USA. The 17-year-old, Neel Moudgal, hailing from Saline in Michigan will take home the USD 250,000 award, trumping top students from across the United States who participated.

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